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Angela Kane
Tsinghua University/Schwarzman Scholars
Collaborative Futures: AI, Geopolitics, and Sustainable Development
Tuesday, March 05, 2024 16:30 - 17:10
35-year UN diplomat in peace and politics. Angela Kane is a former senior United Nations diplomat with over 35 years of deep experience in political affairs, peacekeeping, disarmament, and management.  She served in at UN Headquarters in New York, as well as on multi-year field missions in Ethiopia-Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia and Thailand.  She is currently a Professor at Schwarzman/Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Paris School of International Affairs (SciencesPo). She is a Senior Adviser at the Nuclear Threat Initiative in Washington, working on catastrophic global risks, especially biosecurity. She is also the Vice President of the International Institute for Peace in Vienna and Senior Fellow at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.  In 2022, she was appointed by Prime Minister Kishida of Japan as a Member of the International Group of Eminent Persons for a World without Nuclear Weapons. Angela Kane holds additional appointments, including Senior Network member of the European Leadership Network, and Director of the Board and Treasurer of the Partnership on AI. She also serves as the Chair of the Board of the Dialogue Advisory Group in Amsterdam and sits on a number of non-profit boards in Europe, the United States and Asia, focusing inter alia on geopolitical developments, arms control, and the effects of technology, especially artificial intelligence.